As we have read Colossians this week, you may have noticed a key word "heard" mentioned several times in chapter 1. Paul makes it clear as to what first took place before the Christians had faith in Christ. This action also contributed to their love for the saints because if they never first heard the gospel they would not have known and understood the Word of Truth and how to apply it to their lives.
There are steps taken which leads us to salvation in Christ. But what must be done first is to hear or read God's word. There are so many angles to look at the word "heard/hear" but what I want to do is not give you a complete study but have you look at a few texts regarding this word, consider their importance and hopefully stir you into a deeper Bible study with those you know and love.
Ephesians 3:3-5 (wrote/read)
1 John 1:3-5
One last thing, if you like. Re-read Colossians 1 and notice how many different ways Paul describes the gospel (v. 5). As you read through the entire chapter, and it may take a few times, you will recognize the various descriptors representing God's word. I found 6. Let me know what you find!
Here are a few:
"words of truth"
"word of God"
??What else did you find??